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In a way I can understand that, since saying "We're vegetarians now" is making the decision for both of them. Discussing vegetarianism and then letting the partner to make his own decision whether to be a vegetarian or not is a better idea, as forcing anyone to do something against their will is bound to cause problems.
 

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In a way I can understand that, since saying "We're vegetarians now" is making the decision for both of them. Discussing vegetarianism and then letting the partner to make his own decision whether to be a vegetarian or not is a better idea, as forcing anyone to do something against their will is bound to cause problems.
agree. if it would have said "i'm a vegetarian now" it would be a different story. but i don't really think that's too offensive, being a veg*an is a personal choice you can't make someone else do it if they have no desire to.
 

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In a way I can understand that, since saying "We're vegetarians now" is making the decision for both of them. Discussing vegetarianism and then letting the partner to make his own decision whether to be a vegetarian or not is a better idea, as forcing anyone to do something against their will is bound to cause problems.
Yeah I can't imagine ever claiming "We're ________ now" about something without it having been a decision between the two of us...
 

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In a way I can understand that, since saying "We're vegetarians now" is making the decision for both of them. Discussing vegetarianism and then letting the partner to make his own decision whether to be a vegetarian or not is a better idea, as forcing anyone to do something against their will is bound to cause problems.
Except that it's "10 things never to say to a man you love" -- vegetarianism is included in the list (among "are you crying?" and "do you need help fixing the grill?") because having a penis has an obvious implication about what diet a person can have. So the reason why saying "we're vegetarians now" is a bad idea is, first and foremost, that it would break a gender stereotype.
 

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I had a slightly different "take" on this.

I was reminded of Samuel Jackson's character's line from Pulp Fiction: "My wife's a vegetarian, so that means I'm pretty much a vegetarian."

Here, too, the wife seems to be telling the husband that they will be eating vegetarian food in the household.
 

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I had a slightly different "take" on this.

I was reminded of Samuel Jackson's character's line from Pulp Fiction: "My wife's a vegetarian, so that means I'm pretty much a vegetarian."

Here, too, the wife seems to be telling the husband that they will be eating vegetarian food in the household.
Or just because she does the cooking, and he eats whats in the house, therefore he's a vegetarian much of time when he eats at home. She didn't dictate to him " You are no longer eating meat. "
 

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That list is incredibly asinine.
 

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's not like it's to be taken seriously anyway.
 

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Gender essentialism, yay!
 

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#7 is actually legit. A long time ago, a girlfriend liked to start sh*t she couldn't handle and expected me to be the man and whoop the other guy's a**. Sorry, but don't start sh*t YOU can't handle. I will defend a girlfriend if needed, but I will hesitate if she started it and it was unnecessary. I'm not getting into fights, beat up and arrested because she likes drama.
 
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